A sting in the tale

CAE Use of English Part 2: Open Cloze 5

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.
Then press "Check" to check your answers. You can click on the "HINT" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
A scorpion stung Peter Marks on the back of his right leg, (0) just below the knee, then continued up that leg and down the (1) , he believes, before getting him again in the shin. lt wasn't (2) he was expecting on a flight from Chicago to Vermont. Marks, a 46-year-old builder, was aboard the United Airlines flight on the second leg of his trip home from San Francisco where he and his wife Helena had been visiting their sons. He awoke (3) a nap shortly before landing and noticed something strange.
"My leg felt like it was asleep, but that was isolated to one spot, and it felt as (4) it was being jabbed with a sharp piece of plastic (5) something. The second sting came after the plane had landed and the Marks were waiting for their bags at the luggage carousel. Peter rolled up his cuff to investigate, and the scorpion fell out.
"lt felt like a shock, a tingly thing. Someone screamed, "lt's a scorpion," Peter recalled. Another passenger stepped on the 5-centimetre arachnid, and (6) else suggested Marks seek medical help. "The airlines tell you that you can't bring water on a plane", Helena Marks said, "but the scorpion did make it aboard". A United spokesperson said the incident "is something that we will look (7) . We're very sorry for what happened. Our customers' safety and security is our number one priority." Such incidents are not unheard of. An American Airlines flight was delayed for an hour in Toronto on Sunday after a passenger was stung by a scorpion that had (16) its way on board. Paramedics treated the man when the flight landed.